February 2023 - Our first Yin and Pin class with Soul Agenda Yoga Studio was a hit! Yin yoga followed by acupuncture to deepen the relaxation.
November 2022 - For those struggling with a shoulder pain from a bicep tendinopathy, you may find our latest series of videos useful. We cover the main recovery phases, the changes in treatment and exercises, and the benchmarks for progression.
August 2022- This winter we saw some cases of chillblains and have developed a few ideas of how acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine might help others with this condition.
August 2022 - For those struggling with a shoulder impingement or chronic shoulder pain, you may find our latest series of videos useful. We cover the main recovery phases, the changes in treatment and exercises, and the benchmarks for progression.
April 2022 - For those struggling with an achilles tendinopathy or chronic achilles pain, you may find our latest series of videos useful. We cover the main recovery phases, the changes in treatment and exercises, and the benchmarks for progression.
December 2021 - For those recovering from a hamstring strain injury, you may find our latest series of videos useful. We cover the main recovery phases, the changes in treatment and exercises, and the benchmarks for progression.
October 2021 - For those with respiratory issues like sinus congestion, hay fever, asthma, recurring sinus infections, shortness of breath, snoring and/or sleep apnoea, as well as troubles with sleep, energy and concentration, you may find some of these videos particularly useful for you.
October 2021- Being an acupuncture clinic we are often asked about the difference between acupuncture and dry needling. There is a lot of confusion around this topic as the two appear to be identical so hopefully we can clear things up a little in this article.
August 2021- For many headache and migraine sufferers, neck dysfunction is a major contributing factor to ongoing pain. When this dysfunction is identified as the main cause of pain, they are considered cervicogenic headaches.
July 2021- Ankle injuries account for a large portion of injuries in sport, depending on where you are in the world, it is reported that 50% to 80% of all sports injuries involve the ankle. In this article we’ll look at the different types of ankle injuries, how they are typically treated and where acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help.
July 2021- We see many people with headaches and migraines at Village Remedies. In this article we’ll look at headaches and acupuncture treatment for tension headaches.
May 2021- We see many people with lower back pain and sciatica at Village Remedies. In this article we’ll look at sciatica and acupuncture treatment for lower back pain.
May 2021- I'm Brendan Smith & I am the owner at Village Remedies. I try to ensure that Village Remedies is a happy, fun & healing place for both our clients and staff.
May 2021- Many people come to see us seeking help to fall pregnant naturally or through assisted reproductive means, such as IVF. So, can acupuncture help you conceive?
April 2021- Chinese herbal formulas have a rich history dating back for over 2000 years & are still being used to this day in a very similar format of uniquely tailored Chinese herbal medicine single herbs and formulas.
April 2021- Bell’s Palsy is a relatively rare condition. So what it is, how is it diagnosed & how can Chinese medicine & acupuncture can help with bell’s palsy?
March 2021- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gut issue worldwide & can be treated with a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine & modern pharmaceuticals.
March 2021- We are very excited to announce the opening of our second acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine clinic in Sydney’s CBD located at Level 5, Suite 1, 187 Macquarie Street Sydney.
March 2021- There are a key group of single herbs that are commonly used to help with women’s health issues due to their benefits to women’s health disorders. We've put together a summary.
March 2021 - Chinese medicine & acupuncture has a long history of treating & supporting women’s health. We explore 6 main areas acupuncture & Chinese medicine can help.
February 2021 - Tennis elbow, is a common elbow injury usually caused by repetitive motions. Chinese Medicine & acupuncture can be a very effective treatment to relieve pain.
January 2021 - We’ve made it to 2021 following a year that affected us all either financially, socially, physically or mentally. It's now time to get back on the right track.
January 2021 - Chinese Herbal Medicine has been used for 2000+ years in the treatment of various ailments & diseases & has been prescribed for colds to digestive issues & more.
December 2020 - We’re often asked what to look for in a good acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner. However, in general, there are a few things you should look for. Follow These Tips.
December 2020 - If you’re struggling with insomnia, low energy or compromised sleep in any way, acupuncture or Chinese medicine can help. View part 3 in our sleep series.
December 2020 - If you’re struggling with insomnia, low energy or compromised sleep in any way, acupuncture or Chinese medicine can help. View part 2 in our sleep series.
December 2020 - If you’re struggling with insomnia, low energy or compromised sleep in any way, acupuncture or Chinese medicine can help. View part 1 in our sleep series.
November 2020 -Normally people associate stress as not being able to cope, being burnt out or overwhelmed but these extremes do not encompass the full spectrum of stress.
October 2020 - Modern electro-acupuncture was invented as an attempt by Chinese Medicine practitioners to be more efficient & treat more people in a shorter period of time.
October 2020 - Traditional Chinese Medicine refers to a range of philosophical frameworks, modalities & treatment protocols, many of which have morphed and modernized over 2000+ years.
October 2020 - Acupuncture has been used traditionally to help promote natural labour for thousands of years. At Village Remedies clinic in Balmain, Sydney, we often see expecting mothers seeking acupuncture to initiate natural labour over medical induction.
September 2020 - Spring has sprung! The roughest season for those with allergies & hay fever, where stuffy sinuses, runny noses and itchy watering eyes. Can Chinese medicine help with hay fever?
September 2020 - Lower back pain is one of the most common things we see ranging from mild tension from too much computer work, to chronic severe lower back pain and sciatica. So how can acupuncture help?
Village Remedies had a very successful day helping out at Sydney Uni AFL. We provide on site acupuncture treatments for both acute and long standing injuries.
Community acupuncture is done in a group setting with no set appointment times. By having acupuncture in this group setting, one person's treatment help pay for the next so by “helping yourself, you help your village”.
Dry needling is where tender spots in the muscle which are called trigger points. These points are needled to produce a twitch response that forces the muscle and facia tissue to relax. Which in turn reduces pain, improves range of motion and strength. This was made famous and progressed in the west by Janet Graeme Travell, M.D. who was also President John F Kennedy's personal physician.
Shoulder bursitis is often a chronic over use injury where the bursa becomes inflamed over time causing pain, loss of range of motion and strength. The pain is usually felt in the front of the shoulder and can travel down towards the elbow.
Our first week of the new year and first week of acupuncture in Balmain has been a great success.
HICAPs is now at Village Remedies for acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
A recent hot topic in medical research is the gut microbiome (our gut’s ecosystem comprised of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria) and the gut-brain axis. These areas are particularly important in conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which is said to affect approximately 1 in 5 Australians.
Village Remedies will be open for business and treating out of 1/430 Darling St Balmain.
So happy to announce that Madeleine Ong has joined the team she will be available for acupuncture and Chinese medicine consults in Balmain on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Madeleine is passionate about women's health and is an amazing asset to Village Remedies.
So happy to announce that Gav has returned from China and can't wait to start treating. We are lucky to have him on board.
We are now even easier to find! Check out our 3D virtual tour of the clinic on Google Maps by clicking HERE!
Join Gav from the Village Remedies team tomorrow for free mini consults and acupressure demonstrations!